Spring is approaching, and the New Year is coming. After saying goodbye to the unforgettable 2018, we ushered in the hopeful 2019. On the occasion of ringing out the Old Year and ringing in the New Year, on behalf of the CPC Nanning Municipal Committee and the Nanning Municipal People's Government, we extend our new year greetings and wonderful wishes to all the 7.6 million people of all ethnic groups in the city and all the friends who care about the reform and development of Nanning!
The past year has left an indelible mark in the development of Nanning. Last year we ushered in the 40th anniversary of Reform and Opening-up and the 60th anniversary of the founding of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. We kept in mind the General Secretary Xi Jinping’s entrustment to join hands and work hard to complete many practical work and grand events, handing over a beautiful "Answer Sheet of Nanning".
Our development momentum becomes stronger. Adhering to innovation is the first driving force for development. With the radiative forcing and overflow effects of the Nanning · Zhongguancun Innovation Demonstration Base, the Nanning · Zhongguancun Science and Technology Park has been launched, and a number of scientific and technological innovation platforms and carriers have been completed. More and more seeds are blossoming and yielding fruit in the suitable environment, and more and more small innovative trees are growing into towering trees. The reforms in various fields have been stable, and the reforms of “Streamlining Administration, Delegating Powers and Improving Regulation and Services” have been carried out in depth and width. 943 affairs have been achieved “One Visit at Most”, and the intelligent cloud platform for public asset and liability management pioneered in the country has continuously played its role, delimiting the “Warning Line” for liability and building a "Firewall" for risk. The city's economy has shown an overall stable momentum towards high quality progress, with the continuously optimized structure, the persistently improved quality, and the obviously enhanced power. It is progressing steadily on the road of high quality development.
Our circle of friends becomes bigger. With deep integration into the “Belt and Road Initiative” construction and active participation in the construction of new land and sea passage in the west, we have played a demonstration and leading role in accelerating the construction of a new all-around development pattern of “Facing the South, Connecting the North, Integrating the East and Merging with the West” in the region. The China-ASEAN Expo is becoming more and more influential. The 12th China (Nanning) International Garden Expo has attracted 44 cities in China and 19 cities in ASEAN countries and countries along the “Belt and Road Initiative” to exhibit. Grand events like “China Cup” Football Match, GREE-Tour of Guangxi (Nanning Station) have gone on splendidly. The "Spring Melody" Transnational Spring Festival Gala, "Cultural Visit to ASEAN" and other cultural exchange activities have been carried out frequently, and we have got more and more ASEAN "Friends". As China (Nanning) cross-border e-commerce comprehensive trial area has opened for operation, "Purchasing Overseas" has entered the common people’s home, and the trading partner team has grown stronger and stronger.
Our city has taken a better look. The concept of “Governing Water, Building City, and Serving the People” is deeply rooted in the hearts of the people, and the “Hundred-li Beautiful Yongjiang River” with smooth river, clean water, green riverside and beautiful scenery has been fully displayed to the public. With the amazing scenery, the night tour to Yongjiang River has become a new experience for the people. “Paying a Visit to the Garden Expo Park in Nanning in the Winter” has become a reality since the Garden Expo Park has become the new green landmark of the capital. China’s green city known as the “City in the Park and Park in the City”, “Nanning Blue” becomes a normal state, and everyone can breathe fresher air. As the core area of Wuxiang New District has been basically formed, the Guangxi Culture and Art Center, the New Library of Nanning Library, and the Nanning Agricultural Products Trading Center have been put into use; the “Old Nanning · Three Streets and Two Lanes” historical and cultural blocks have been opened to the public, the “Five Comity” has become the new civilization, and the reputation of the city has increased significantly.
We get more livelihood bonus. In the past one year, more than 100,000 poor people and 104 poverty-stricken villages have achieved poverty alleviation, which is a result of the hard work and efforts of the comrades who work at the frontline of fighting against poverty. A number of roads including the city's east-west expressway have been completed and opened to traffic. The single-day passenger flow of Metro Line 1 and Line 2 has exceeded 900,000 passengers. People’s commuting and travel become smoother and more convenient. "Love Nanning APP" becomes more convenient to use, "24-hour" real estate registration allows people to handle business at any time, 21 new primary and secondary schools are built, and 39,000 new academic degrees are set up. As a large number of people's livelihood affairs including employment, social security, medical care, culture, sports, etc. have been implemented, it is more and more convenient for ordinary people to go to school, see a doctor, exercise and relax.
The road is full of hardships and the achievements are hard-won. The people of the city have written a brilliant page in the development of Nanning with wisdom and struggle. Here, we must pay tribute to everyone and give our thumbs up to the people of the city!
The year of 2019 is the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China and a crucial year for building a well-off society in an all-round way. The party members and cadres of the city must adhere to the guidance of Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era, follow the new missions of "Three Major Positionings" and the new requirements of "Five Firmness", and act with rock-solid confidence, full strength and gritty perseverance to consciously practice the concept of "Taking the Responsibility as the Basis, Work as the Foundation, Development as the Emphasis, and Efforts as the Glory", doing solid work, doing a good job, benefiting the people, and allowing the people of the city to live better and better.
In 2019, since opportunities and challenges coexist, we should double our efforts. We must not only maintain peace of heart, but also keep a sense of urgency, adhering to the general tone of seeking improvement in stability, maintaining a "Stable" foundation while enhancing the motive of "Improvement", promoting Reform and Opening-up, and giving the priority to green ecological development. We should continue to fight the three major battles, and strive to achieve poverty alleviation in three state-level poverty-stricken counties, making strong effort towards the goal, and solidly promoting the economic and social development of the capital towards a higher quality step by step.
We are all dream catchers. It is our common wish to build a well-off society in an all-round way with the whole region and the whole country, which requires the participation of all citizens. We firmly believe that with the strong leadership of the CPC Central Committee and the CPC Guangxi Committee, and the unity and continuous struggle of the whole city, we will be able to compose the splendid chapter of the development of the capital in the new journey of "Building a Magnificent Guangxi to Achieve the Dream of Rejuvenation", and usher in the 70th anniversary of the founding of New China with great achievements!
Wish the great motherland prosperity and strength! Wish the people of the city happiness and healthiness!
Wang Xiaodong, Member of the Standing Committee of the CPC Guangxi Committee and Secretary of the CPC Nanning Municipal Committee
Zhou Hongbo, Mayor of Nanning